[rescue] OS for ZFS?

Zachary Giles zgiles at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 12:07:34 CDT 2013

Honestly, I still dont trust ZFS on anything but Solaris /
OpenSolaris. Maybe I need to get over that, but I don't like to lose
data :)
Others thoughts on that?

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM, Cory Smelosky <b4 at gewt.net> wrote:
> On 25 Mar 2013, at 12:50, "Scott Newell" <newell+rescue at n5tnl.com> wrote:
>> I'm wanting to build a (headless) machine to play with ZFS.  It won't be
> doing much--light duty file server, some monitoring scripts, rsync backups of
> our VPS, etc.  Looking through the junk pile here at work, I see an Ultra 60
> (2 CPU, 1 or 2 GB ram, couple of drives) or an old Dell Precision workstation
> (2.8GHz P4, 512 MB, couple of old SATA drives).  Does either feel like a
> viable candidate?
>> Any recommendations on an OS?  I've run OpenBSD and debian on them before,
> so I don't anticipate driver problems.
> RAM will be an issue if you want to do say, deduplication but otherwise you
> should be fine with the Ultra 60 for basic ZFS stuff I believe.  ZFS won't
> even let you enable it on 512M RAM in BSDs if I recall correctly.
>> thanks!
>> newell  N5TNL
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Zach Giles
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